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  • 10

    My Favorite Lip Primer

    I have made the mistake of running out of this and not having a backup handy. Then trying other brands and realizing I was wasting both my time and money. This is the *best* lip primer. My favorite lipstick shade is RED. Red is hard to wear. It feathers. It stains. It gets messy. It dries out. And it can fade very quickly. Let me just say that this helps with all of that. I ALWAYS have this on un...read moreder my lipstick. I put this on, then my lip liner and then my lipstick. It hydrates your lips without being greasy or glossy and it grabs onto your lipstick so that it lasts all day. I always get a ton of compliments when I wear my red lipstick (MAC Russian Red by the way) especially as I can eat a 5 course meal and it does not move. I would say that I contribute a part of that to this product. — 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Billie77 | 85 reviews

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  • 10

    Great for use with all lipcolours.

    I tend to shy away from any lip colour that is not deeply pigmented or matte (personal preference) and I find that with the MAC mattes this primer is not strictly necessary - I do still use it to smooth things over. However, with any of the non-mattes, regardless of brand, it is absolutely essential. It is weightless and goes on smoothly, with no odd smells or tastes. — 1 year, 9 months ago
    belaq | 9 reviews

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  • 8

    Does it job

    I used this product first before going out the a club and it kept the lipstick on for the entire night, even with smoking and drinking. The price is quite a bit high and it does run out quickly, so I mainly recommend it for those that find they are always having to reapply their lip color or find that it bleeds too much. I has that problem and was using Revlon's Just Bitten Lipstains and while I ...read moreloved the colors and applicators, the only problem was how much it dried out my lips. MACs prep and prime was a great switch in my opinion. — 2 years ago
    mariusganymede | 6 reviews

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  • 7

    THERE IS A TRICK TO USING THIS PRODUCT!!! READ ME!

    I do actually like this product… But I only use Mac lip liners and lipsticks, and I personally find just the lipstick to be sufficient enough, so therefore don’t really require a primer unless I’m using a high gloss lipstick. This does keep it from bleeding, and does fill all those little lines and what not on your lips, which makes it nice and smooth. I was reading some of t...read morehe reviews, and I’m thinking some of you aren’t using it right. YOU ARE NOT supposed to apply your lipsticks directly afterwords!!! This needs some time to set in order for it to be effective. I’ll put it on, do the rest of my make up and then do my lips. Rule of thumb, when you put the primer on, and if you’re able to slide your finger (LIGHTLY) across your lip - it’s not ready. If you’re not able to slide your finger with ease, then it’s ready to lacquered!!! I hope this helps ☺ — 2 years, 11 months ago
    bourdie_1979 | 14 reviews

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  • 8

    Extends lip color

    I started using this before I apply the long lasting lip luster (sorry for the tongue twister), and I noticed that the lip color stayed put for much longer than when I didn't use the primer. I haven't tried it with other lip products, but I highly recommend for MAC's long wear stuff. — 5 years, 2 months ago
    BeamerCG | 184 reviews

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  • 7

    Not bad

    I find it works much better with matte lipsticks than it does with creamy or satin finish ones. You do have to let it dry slightly to a tacky finish and then apply your lipstick. Made lipstick application very smooth and I like the way it felt on my lips which is very light and not gooey. I didn't notice a big change in the way my lipstick looked though. If anything, it just made it look smoot...read moreher. Length of wear is about average. I tried using it under lip gloss to see if it will make it last a bit longer. Unfortunately, it doesn't work too well with glosses. — 5 years, 5 months ago
    cheetah11 | 154 reviews

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  • 7

    Makes lipstick last

    The secret to making this work is to let it dry a minute to let it get tacky and then apply the lipstick or liner...it will last longer for sure... — 6 years, 4 months ago
    j58_123 | 8 reviews

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